Chester is located close to the center of Virginia. Chester is part of Chesterfield County. Chester has 13.16 square miles of land area and 0.12 square miles of water area. As of 2010, the total Chester population is 20,987, which has grown 17.31% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 13.03% and is much higher than the national average rate of 9.71%. Chester median household income is $57,368 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 7.89% since 2000. The income growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 29.99% and is much lower than the national average rate of 19.17%. Chester median house value is $217,200 in 2006-2010 and has grown by 77.74% since 2000. The house value growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 98.64% and is much higher than the national average rate of 50.42%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Chester is much better than the state average in quality. The Chester area code is 804.
Chester, VA Map, Border, and Nearby Locations
* Based on the U.S. 2010 Data